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>> bret: finally tonight some say they are fighting like dogs and and cats in washington. dogs loyal and great companions. here is an instance where maybe cats have the upper hand. >> okay. here comes the cat, walking towards the camera. takes a couple looks. okay. let's see the dog. [ laughter ] >> bret: thanks for inviting us into your home tonight, that's it for this "special report." fair, balanced and unafraid. "special report" starts right now. >> shepard: this is the fox report.
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tonight, she shot him, she stabbed him, she slit his throat and admits it now but lied for months and months. so tonight the prosecutors want to know why should we believe jody arias today? and stocks sore soar on wall street. we will tell you what's driving the wall street gains. wanted, a married couple to fly to mars and back. >> the world's first space tourist says he is planning a new mission to mars. >> this is is a doable mission. >> experts say he has a long way to go. >> we don't have the rocket to do that just yet. >> and you might want to start saving up your vacation days now. plus a deadly shark attack at a popular beach. >> he shouted out shark. and the next minute we saw
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him like rolling around. there was blood everywhere in the water. >> shepard: then police opened fire. the terrifying scene in front of hundreds of tourists. and an 81-year-old puts up one heck of a fight when a couple of guys decide to rip off his jewelry store. but first from fox this wednesday night jody arias. she now acknowledges she lied to police, shoe lied to friends, lied to family, lied to reporters lied, she admits, to everybody about the night she killed her ex-boyfriend following an afternoon of sex. shot him in the face, stabbed him 27 times and slit his throat. but she says the jury should believe her alibi of self-defense because she claims she would never lie to a jury. the admission on arias's 12 day on the stand. a day which featured shocking testimony as well as audio from x rated phone
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calls with the man she admits she killed. stuff that is simply far too graphic for this program. as you know jody arias has changed her story several times about the night she killed alex be a der. first she claimed she was innocent and wasn't there then she said she was there with but it was masked intruders who murdered alexander finally she spilled the beans and admitted she killed him. she claims he chased her around the house and attacked her. jodi tells the court she doesn't remember stabbing him over and over again. today the prosecutor went at the heart at the entire trial the defendant's credibility. >> did you lie to the detective. >> yes, sir. >> did you lie to him on two occasions? >> more than two, yes. >> well, i'm talking about two dates? >> yes. >> did you lie to him on two dates? >> yes. >> did you also lie to "48 hours"? >> yes. >> did you lie to people in utah. >> yes. >> did you lie to daniel. >> yes, everyone. >> so you lied to a lot of people but you are saying
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that just because you are sitting here in this courtroom there has been, for lack of a better term a conversion and you are now telling the truth, right? >> for lack of a better term, yes. >> shepard: after weeks of testimony and evidence the prosecutor finally working up to the night that travis alexander's life ended in a pool of blood. adam housley is live in our west coast newsroom with more on this. this prosecutor keeps hammering away and hammering away but jodi arias is not backing down from latest version of veentle. >> she is not. testimony tedious breaking her down piece by piece trying to show she had elaborate alibis initially. why should we believe this story. including the fact that he is trying to show premeditation. he went back to the gun, the gun that she used to shoot travis alexander. she claims it was travis'. though no one can ever remember him ever having a gun. the insinuation is that she stole that gun from her grandparents and again took it with her again to show premeditation.
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take a listen. >> how about the gun that you used to kill mr. alexander, how big was that gun? >> it wasn't very big. >> looked like a toy gun? >> it looked like a real gun to me. >> well, and it could fit in your purse, couldn't it? >> if i removed some other items it could fit. >> the item is yes, it could fit in your purse, right? >> yep. >> also today she admitted she took a shower after killing travis alexander and placing his body in that exact same shower. >> >> shepard: more sex details more than some can stomach. why did they keep going through. this stomach for us to listen to it. look at some of the courtroom shots you could see the families having to cover their eyes and put their head down sometime and whins. it was pretty explicit. what they are doing is in her initial testimony on her defense she insinuated that these explicit details would show that he wasn't a true mormon that she was being forced into acts that she didn't want to do. what the prosecutor is
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doing is showing that defense doesn't work at all because he is playing tapes where she initiated some of these phone calls and get togethers if you would, shepard. >> shepard: adam housley for us this afternoon. great day to check on 401(k). the dow is now within 100 points of all-time high. it ended up 175 today to close well above 14,000. best close all year. best in five years. within striking range of the high set back in 2007. investors apparently reacting to news that more of us signed contracts for previously owned homes last month. according to the national association of realtors, it's the most we have seen in nearly three years. a strong sign that our housing market is making a come back. fox business network gerri willis joins us from her studio. what were those housing numbers? >> pending home sales were up 4.5%. it's good news because it's a forward-looking indicator. most of the economic stats we talk about are all behind us. this is in the future so it's very good news. this is the best sense since we had the federal
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tax credits out that fueled a temporary boone but that went. people still under water on their mortgages. once those folks feel like they are in a position to sale if they want, to the market can really take off. >> shepard: housing not the only boost for stocks today, ger. >> that's right. we had interesting comments from ben bernanke in front of the congress. he was optimistic about what's going on in the economy and the european union saying we are going to keep interest rates low. what they call it is acome daive monetary stance. it means -- >> shepard: the white house says president obama will sit down at the white house with senate leaders and from both parties on friday -- yeah, friday, the day the automatic spending cuts are set to start. as it turns out the president has apparently until 11:59 friday night to order the cuts. ed henry is at the white house. that gives him plenty of time to cut a deal, ed. >> yeah, shep, why rush and
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have a meeting today or yesterday. as you noted they will be waiting until friday. they did meet briefly today in the capitol all of the leaders they weren't focused on sequester they were at a ceremony. they will finally sit down here at the white house on friday. what's significant about that it's the first time this year all these house republican and democratic leaders are getting together. even though this has been hanging over them, that's why the republican senate leader mitch mcconnell today blasted the president. take a listen. >> the president may not like the fact he may wish things were it different. he wasn't elected to work for the congress he wants. he was elected to work with the congress he has. >> the white house response to that is the president put a serious deficit plan on the table back in december, speaker boehner walked away from it and the white house said look until boehner and mcconnell realize that there is going to be some sort of tax changes in addition to spending cuts, there is not going to be a deal, shep. >> shepard: the latest
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claim from the administration is is this is going to deaf state education funding. >> they have had a whole stream of cabinet officials out this week, the homeland security secretary say would he go are going to be less safe. the transportation secretary a few days back saying certainly trying to get the public's attention. only choice to hurt fewer children and help special need kids or do the opposite. there is no win proposition there. there is no good answer. >> interesting thing though is that when he was pressed on something he had previously said secretary duncan about teachers getting pink slips, he acknowledged that he was only referring to one county that the "the washington post" now reports does have budget cut backs but not because of the sequester. republicans are jumping on that it's unclear how devastating some of these cuts that the administration has been warning how devastating they really will be, shep.
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>> shepard: ed henry at the white house tonight. homeland security secretary says they had to release hundreds of illegal immigrants because of the budget cuts. the white house says it does not approve the move and these immigrants are low risk noncriminal detainees. some republicans are calling the release unprecedented and appalling. the official in charge of enforcement says he is resigning at the end of april. no connection. he already announced he was resigning weeks ago. a shark has killed on a popular beach. next the horrifying details of the deadly attack and what rescuers tried to do to stop it convicted murderer tries to bust out of prison with a helicopter, a rope, and a lot of fire power. we will show you how that went down with the help of the journalists of fox news on this wednesday fox report. on goggles. it's marching to the beat of a different drum.
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zealand today as they could do nothing but watch a shark attack and viciously kill. biting the man holding off long enough for rescue crews to respond with boats and helicopter. >> shark! >> and next minute we saw him like rolling around and there was blood everywhere on the water. it was like one shark. but all of the sudden up to five u six minutes after that we saw three sharks rolling him around. >> police eventually fired gunshot at the shark and scared it away by then it was too late. trace gallagher with the story from our west coast news hub this afternoon. turns out this guy was pretty famous there. >> yeah he is 46-year-old adam strange, shep. is he a very well known tv and film producener new zealand. in fact his latest film called afro diets farm called won the best film, strange was about 600 feet offshore -- adam strange
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swam right into the middle of it today on "studio b" his friends said that he loved the ocean. listen. >> he spends all his free time in either surfing or swimming. and the amazing thing is that, you know, there were about a dozen other people within 200-meter radius of him also swimming and surfing. he had swum over to some of them and spoken to them and laughed and then just carried on his training swim. >> when police got on scene, the jaws of the shark were still on adam strange. they fired at least a dozen shots before it would let go. they do know they hit the shark. they do not know whether they killed it, shep. >> shepard: this sort of attack, trace, is mighty rare. >> yeah. it's so rare in new zealand that before this attack happened several minutes, apparently another man said that a great white shark
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swam right by him and he went to the lifeguards and reported it but apparently nobody believed him. there has not been a confirmed great white attack in new zealand since 1976. minutes before today's attack, hundreds of students were also swimming in that very same area. now, we should note this is has not been confirmed to be a great white shark, but a marine biologist says that 14 feet it can't be anything else. listen. >> most likely to be a white shark in this instance in reality the only sharks around new zealand that ever really take on as big as a person would be a great white. >> last year there were 80 shark attacks worldwide. seven of them fatalities. the previous 10 years there was an average of four fatalities per year. shep? >> shepard: trace gallagher live in los angeles. we're getting our first look at a helicopter that investigators say was part of a daring attempted prison escape in greece. the chopper now full of bullet holes. cops say an armed group
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flew it over a prison courtyard on sunday, lowered a rope for a convicted killer. we're told the gunman opened fire on the guards down below but that the guards fired back and forced the chopper to land at a parking lot. police arrested everybody on board. and look at this. 81-year-old man does not back down when a couple of guys rip off his jewelry store outside of l.a. the robbers start smashing display cases with hammers. the goes after them without any weapons. one of his workers says he thought his boss was plumb crazy. >> crazy and sometimes we do things we act without thinking. >> it wasn't a matter of fighting. it was just just what he belonged to me. >> got away with the watches. the owner says he kept them from stealing even more. a multimillionaire space tourist says he wants to send a married couple on historic trip around the planet mardz and apparently
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>> shepard: gun control, emotional testimony on capitol hill as the senate committee held hearings on a proposed assault weapons ban. it would outline military-style assault weapons as they describe them along with magazines that hold more than 10 bullets. among the witnesses testifying for the ban, the father of a 6-year-old boy who died in the massacre at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. >> i just can in the believe that that can happen those weapons were
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used in the battlefield of vietnam. they were used in the persian gulf, they were used in afghanistan and iraq. the sole purpose is to put a lot of led on the battlefield quickly. that's what they could do. >> shepard: republicans on the committee spoke out against the ban saying there is no evidence previous assault weapons ban lowered the murder rate and calling instead for better enforcement of current gun laws. >> if we're going to expand background checks. it looks to me like we ought to start enforcing the law that's on the books because when almost 80,000 people fail a background check and 44 people are prosecuted, what kind of deterrent is is that? >> shepard: the committee is expected to approve the ban on a party line vote but it will likely face a very uphill battle on the senate floor. he doesn't have a spaceship, doesn't have all the money he needs to build a spaceship but a financial tycoon does have a plan. a plan to send two people
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on a long and frankly risky journey around mars he is dennis titto. he paid russia 20 million bucks to fly him to the international space station. now he has his eye on mars. announcing today a privately funded mission to send a married couple around the red planet in the year 2018. that couple wouldn't touch down on the martian surface. instead they would fly around it and remain cupid up inside that space capsule for almost a year and a half and return to earth, in theory. a dangerous and costly mission no doubt with an estimated price tag of more than a billion dollars but if you talk to nasa, they will tell you it's much higher. in a news conference in washington today, titto said it would be worth it. >> let me guarantee you, i will come out a lot poorer as a result of this mission. but my grandchildren will come out a lot wealthier to
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the inspiration. >> tito is putting up the initial money for this project but he will need much more before he can finalize the plans. molly henneberg is live in d.c. how did he plan to get that money? >> he says he is going to raise it from businesses, individuals, and media organizations. dennis tito says he wants to try to make a deal to it sell data gathered on the mission to nasa. and if all that and many other details come together, he wants to launch this married couple to mars on january 5th, 2018 when the earth and mars are closer together. here is more. let's go for the 2018 opportunity because the planets realign every 15 years and who wants to wait until 20031? because by that time, we might have company. >> 72-year-old tito says while he would have looed to go to mars in his 30s, he is not going on this mission. shep?
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>> shepard: the organizers say this would be a very austere mission. what do they mean by that? >> only a two person crew. 600 cubic feet of living space and everything they need for 17 months in space all in that space capsule. take a listen. the crew will drink the same water over and over again. breathe the same oxygen over and over again. the crew's drinking water will be recycled from urine and perspiration filtration systems and they will probably drink the same water every other day. >> the crew also would have to accept an increased cancer risk because of all the radiation they will be exposed to in space. shep in. >> shepard: molly henneberg in washington. look at the line to get to the supreme court today. the justices debating a challenge to the historic voting rights act. and the legal experts say it was worth the wait to get a seat. wait until you hear about this. plus, lots of nfl players spend the off season on the beach, on the gulf coast.
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reward to help find the ex-con that police say triggered a deadly shooting and chain reaction crash on the vegas strip. a fellow taxi driver was among three people killed last week near some of vegas' best known resorts. police also identifying a woman as a person of interest. that she is she on your screen there. cops say she was one of several people in his get away vehicle when the violence break out. investigators say they consider her missing and possibly in danger. the father of a man suspected of killing two police officers says his son was a ticking time bomb just waiting for the run-in with the law. our top story on a fox trip across america. >> california. cops say two plane clothed detectives had gone to the sanect's home south of francisco to question him about reports he had mayes made sexual advances. shot and killed those detectives, then exchanged fire with officers who arrived at the scene. police killed the man.
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no other cops hurt. new york. more than 11,000 bucks flew out a brinks armored truck near new albany. the woman driving behind the vehicle saw it all happen. she pulled over and called state troopers and picked up thousands of dollars in bills and pennies. she returned all the loot to brinks. texas. an nfl running back taking quarters in his off season gig at a sandwich shop in waco. it all started when parents ganaway of the st. louis rams sent out a tweet looking for a job. >> the biggest thing was stay out of trouble, save money, manage my money. >> the folks at jimmie johns replied. the athlete applied for the position and traded his jersey for an apron. he says he plans to make sandwiches until he has to report to football practice in april. and that's a fox watch across america.
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i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. and a testy debate today at the supreme court. the justices considering a challenge to part of the 1965 voting rights act. it's the section that gives the justice department the power to block changes to election laws in certain states. supporters say the states you see here have a history of discrimination. and the feds need to protect voting rights there. but opponents say a lot has changed since '65 and they claim congress ignored those changes when it renewed the law a few years ago. it's the top story at the bottom of the hour. shannon bream is live on it at the court. shannon? >> well, shepard, supporters of the voting rights act say congress got it right when it renewed key provisions of the act in 2006. they say there is still plenty of evidence there is discrimination alive and well when this comes to minority voters and that this law is the only thing that can remedy that. >> and what we know is that this remedy of section 5,
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which is designed to block not just the discrimination you see today but the discrimination that history teaches is coming tomorrow. section 5 is the answer to that type of discrimination today the arguments were heated. justices talking over each other and addresses the arguments to their colleagues on the bench rather to the attorneys actually there to argue their cases. at one point justice anthony scalia raised eyebrows when he per pettation of racial entitlement. when whenever a society racial entitlements difficult to get out of them through the normal political pros cease cease. that is why shelby county attorney argued it's time -- the courts to step in to see overturning what the congress has done in this respect. he says that there is plenty of evidence that things have improved when it comes to things like voter discrimination in places like shelby county. he says yet, the states are still forced to spend a lot of time and money complying
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with the voters rights act. >> there is is a very high cost to pay for the remedy and we should not apply it unless we can show that either the old disease is not cured, which nobody claims or the new disease can be cured by this specific remedy. >> if the court stays true past practice, they will take an initial vote on this behind closed doors on friday. o to be a fly on the wall. we should have a final decision from the court publicly by june. shep? >> shepard: shannon bream at the supreme court. thanks. meantime just a block away from the u.s. supreme court. the civil rights icon rosa parks taking her place among the elite group of american historical figures with a statue in the u.s. capitol statuary hall. several members of her family were on hand for the unveiling of the full length statue today. first black woman to receive such an honor there she lived a life of activism but also a life of dignity and grace.
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and in saying gel moment with the search search ples of gestures she -- qui have had the humility to confront those mistakes. it's required people like rosa parks to help us get there. >> shepard: parks 1955 arrest in alabama to give up her seat to a white man sparked a boycott that played a key role in the civil rights movement. final farewell. pope benedict the xvith holding his last weekly public audience. [ applause ] crowd estimated at 150,000 people. benedict spoke last time as pope. he reflected on 8 years as pontiff. difficulties when he said it seemed like the lord was
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sleeping. tomorrow he becomes the first pope since 1415 to resign. 115 cardinals will elect the next pontiff, the archbishop of new york. timothy cardinal dolland left yesterday to attend the conclave in rome. jonathan, this seemed to be a bittersweet day for the pope. >> it certainly did, shep. he talked about both the joys and burdens of being pope. he sound relieved at times that he is now stepping down. he almost seemed to almost enjoy a kind of victory lap in the so-called pope mobile saying a final farewell to some of those who had gathered to see him. for a pope who has been known more for his prophecy speeches, today was much more personal, listen. >> deep regret and sustains support and prayers so many
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of you not only in rome but >> and both the joys and burdens that the pope talked about will end for him tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. rome time, shep? >> shepard: not before one more public appearance, right, jonathan? >> yeah, tomorrow he will fly by helicopter from the vatican to the pope's official residence. there we expect him to make one final appearance from the balcony of that residence, a large crowd expected to turn out to see him. prior to leaving the vatican though, he will meet with the cardinals who are already there. then following that on monday, the college of
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cardinals will meet and they will set a date for the conclave of cardinals. that meeting, of course, is the one that will decide the next pope. now, in ireland, a predominantly catholic country, not surprisingly, they take bets on all of this. right now the odds makers make the turksen and -- and scola. >> syrian people overthrow the brutal regime of bashar assad. in other words, our rules of engagement are changing. according to the white house, spokesman jay carney, the united states will increase its aid to the syrian rebels. he stressed this would be nonlethal or humanitarian aid only. but he did appear to leave the door open for a change in policy. >> we are focusing on o. our efforts on helping the more organized. as part of this effort we will continual to analyze
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every feasible option that would axle remember rate to a post assader era. >> shepard: sending body armor and vehicles and military training. the reuters news service reports that for now the u.s. is not planning to do any of that meanwhile secretary of state john kerry today arrived in rome for a friends of syria conference of world leaders aligned with the opposition and he suggested the united states is working to make sure its aid does not fall into the wrong hands. america cannot dictate to the world it must engage. that from the nation's new defense secretary chuck hagel. he took the oath of office at a private ceremony this morning. afterwards the secretary told pentagon workers the united states must lead with its allies. he says he believes the military is a force for good and that he is committed to equal benefits for all service members. secretary hagel also touched on those looming budget cuts calling them a
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reality we need to figure out. those cuts also a top priority for the nation's next treasury secretary. the senate voted about two hours ago to confirm the former white house chief of staff jack lew to that position. is he now set to succeed tim geithner. lew is the former white house budget director and prior to that he was an exec at citigroup. some republicans had criticized lew over compensation the bank gave him during a time when taxpayers bailed the bank out but today 20 republicans voted for him. the final tally 71 to 26. all that despite a squiggly thing he calls a signature. the president is speaking, giving remarks at the business council dinner at the park hyatt in washington. he expected to urge congress to compromise to replace the sequester, the name for that thing they have given this thing that's happening on friday that is so terribly
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had made years before the spill about the need to cut costs. tony hayward say the money-saving moves did not effect drilling operations. government lawyers say those measures led to the disaster back in 2010 which killed 11 men and so much more. lawyers for bp argue other companies that worked on that rig made critical mistakes. bp has already pleaded guilty to criminal charges including manslaughter. paid nearly $25 billion in claims and clean up costs. but if it's found negligent or grossly negligent in this civil trial, bp could be on the hook for billions and billions more. casey stegall is live outside the courthouse in new orleans. casey, what else did that deposition reveal? >> well, shepard, the department of justice was basically trying to show that hayward had a casual attitude when it came to safety and that he did not have the best interest of the victims at heart. this taped deposition the judge heard today only lasted about 20 minutes or so. it was conducted in london back in june of 2011. the
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former bp ceo also saying that there was, quote: possible, potential. that the blowout could have been averted if bp had implemented its own safety management program in the gulf, shep. >> shepard: we heard a few key witnesses today on other than that deposition. >> yeah, much of the latter part of the day really focused on a lot of come from an engineer who has been hired to design and build oil wells all over the world. bp's lawyers tried to keep him from taking the stand today, but the judge overruled that. and he discussed a lot of insider baseball about things like well pressures, mud, cement, sizes of drills. stuff that would go over a lot of petroleum experts' heads. but this morning we heard from lamar mckay again. remember, he ask the former president and chairman of bp america who said we have apologized. we have accepted responsibility. and we agree that they were part of the cause here, shepard.
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>> shepard: casey stegall in new orleans for us tonight. i wonder if tony so he plain know would have. cops pull lions and bears from the home of a notorious gangster who reportedly used the exotic beasts to threaten his victims. that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. police arrested the guy and charges of attempted murder and kidnapping. officials convicted him of human trafficking and pimping back in 2009. when he went free from jail a year later, he mounted a horse and joked about claims he fed victims to the lions. animal caretakers today tranquilized four lions and two bears at his estate and then took them to a zoo. china workers rescued a guy. buried in a mudslide. crews used excavator and
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dug through debris with their hand to free the man. is he reportedly okay. peru, a volcano in the south triggered hundreds of small earthquakes that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes. scientists say that at times the smoking crater has caused some 20 quakes an hour. cuba, the 15th annual cigar festival in havana. 1500 people came from 70 countries to check out cigar rolling, auction and tobacco infused cooking. of course, washington's 1962 embargo of cubans export of the stogies to the united states. and that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. a former who faced foreclosure had an even bigger problem on his hands what to do with his half ton pig. his pet. tonight there is word on
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>> so a guy in florida lost his home or farm to foreclosure, right? but says he is really more concerned about his big pig around the farmer has a new home but by no means big enough for that pig which reportedly weighs 1,000 pounds the favorite mill died potatoes, pasta shells and dog food. he was destined for the slaughter house no doubt. first owner named it dinner. but this foreclosure story has a happy ending. neighbors have come to arnold's rescue.
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steve harrigan live in palmetto, florida with this one. hello, steve. >> shepard, when dave's house got foreclosed on, it looked pretty grim for his pet of four years arnold. after all, who on nos in the would be willing to take care of, feed, pay the vet bills for 1,000-pound pig? but that's exactly what's happened. >> are you okay? [oinking] >> neighbors agreed to adopt arnold. >> i felt sorry for him because he was going to be abandoned kind of. i thought everybody else that wanted him wanted to kill him. i wanted to make sure that he would have a good life because he was raised like a dog. [oinking] >> i don't like giving him away you might say. but these guy also take care of him like i am. that's all i'm concerned about. the house is just a piece of wood. >> so you were more concerned about arnold's fate. >> yes. >> than losing your house? >> yeah.
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[snoring] >> he is the best friend i have ever had except for my wife. people, they come and go. you think they are your friend. in reality, they are just an acquaintance. >> but a pig is forever? >> any animal. if it's your friend, it's there all the time, no matter what you are, how you act, how you treat it. they forgive you. and instantly. >> the armstrongs are trying to gradually change arnold's diet away from potatoes and pasta to more fruits and vegetables. they are hoping a new trimmer arnold will be more comfortable in new home. shepard back to you. >> shepard: steve harrigan can can do it all. student loan debt is at record levels. only mortgage debt tops it now. with all that money going toward tuition, nearly 1/3
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of our nation's first time college students never graduate. one in three. that's according to a new study from the national student clearing house. researches there found out of all the students who had enrolled for the first time back in 2006, just 54% had completed their education in six years. 16% still enrolled in some sort of program. but a staggering 29.8% had dropped out of college all together. could 140 characters help open up one of the world's most isolated countries? a tweet came from north korea for what may be the first time ever from a mobile phone. next, what it said. and who sent it. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha!
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>> shepard: notoriously repressive north korea just opened up internet service in the hermit kingdom but not to its own people. the associated press korea bureau chief is apparently the first person to tweet from a cell phone using north korea's n


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